Applications for the ARM DAAYTA 2019 Programme are now open

Asset & Resource Management Holding Company Limited (ARM) and TechnoVision Communications Limited (TechnoVision) are pleased to announce that applications for the DAAYTA 2019 programme are now open.

Applications for the ARM DAAYTA 2019 Programme are now open


The Deji Alli ARM Young Talent Award (DAAYTA) programme was inaugurated by ARM in 2015 in honor of its founding CEO to promote lifelong learning by aiding young Nigerian graduates and undergraduates bring their ideas to life.

The maiden edition of the DAAYTA programme was held in 2016 and resulted in the selection of a 1st Class graduate of Computer Science from the University of Lagos as the winner.

The winning initiative was a pharmaceutical mobile app venture whose goal was to digitalize and optimize the relationship between pharmacies and patients; with the aim of alleviating the challenges of unavailable/inaccessible pharmacy consultation, medication non-adherence, drug inventory, access to medical records and other basic health delivery concerns.


According to:

  • Ms. Jumoke Ogundare, Chief Executive Officer, ARM -

“The DAAYTA 2019 initiative is in line with ARM’s commitment to corporate social responsibility (CSR) with the aim of building a generation of change leaders – working together to build a better future”.

  • Mr. Tomi Davies – Founder and CEO, TechnoVision  

“TechnoVision is supporting ARM on this initiative to provide the Nigerian early stage ecosystem with an opportunity to develop startup ventures that add meaningful value to our country’s economy”.

Application Criteria

To be eligible for the award, the applicant must:

  • Be a citizen of Nigeria
  • Be between 18 and 30 years of age
  • Not have applied for the award before
  • Submit their application which must be their original work


Applicants to the DAAYTA 2019 Programme are required to propose practical solutions with a credible business plan for profit-making ventures that have the potential of generating significant, measurable and sustainable social impact while tackling the specific challenges identified.


The winner of DAAYTA 2019 Programme will, subject to the Terms & Conditions, receive Funding of N12,000,000 (twelve million Naira) over a one (1) year period for the following purposes:

  • Develop the business plan;
  • Complete a 5-month Entrepreneurial education at the Pan Atlantic University’s Enterprise Development Centre in Lagos, Nigeria; and
  • Receive a 5-month support for the development of their venture idea through incubation by a reputable entrepreneurial hub in Lagos, Nigeria.


 4th January 2019.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted to pitch their business ideas to a closed group of business professionals, entrepreneurs and investors in Lagos, in January 2019. 


Click DAAYTA 2019 Programme to register.

About ARM

Established in 1994 as an asset management firm, ARM has evolved into one of Nigeria’s most innovative and respected non-bank financial institutions with a focus on Traditional Asset Management and Specialized Funds.

ARM provides a diverse range of asset management services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, foundations and charities, high net-worth individuals, and small savers.

About TechnoVision

TechnoVision is the brand name for TechnoVision Communications Limited a technology services company which advises clients on technology-led transformation and early stage entrepreneurship in Africa.

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